Prizewinner - 2021
Price from the North Cape to children in the South Africa
Children of the Earth Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Impande Foundation Norway, which works to provide children from poor backgrounds in South Africa a better upbringing and a meaningful life. The prize money of 150,000 kroner will be presented during a ceremony at Nordkapp, where the award ceremony has taken place every year since 1989.
The Impande Foundation aims to help vulnerable groups of children and young people from the provinces of QuaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in South Africa. These areas were particularly hard hit by the HIV / AIDS epidemic, which affected the lives of a large number of the adults with children. Later, the area sank into extreme poverty and was let down by the authorities, among other things, with regard to basic education for the very youngest.
Impande does not run emergency aid, but establishes and supports grassroots initiatives with strong local roots. So far, 78 projects have been completed to provide children and young people with care, stimulation and opportunities for a better future.
Behind the award ceremony for Impande is the foundation Children of Earth, which was established on the North Cape by the author and friend of children Simon Flem Devold from Ålesund. This year's award is number 33 in the series.